When packing for a trip, I always try to convince myself that I don’t need my styling tools or products— “They’re too clunky and heavy to pack,” I tell myself—but I always end up packing them anyways. But why compromise beauty for convenience? We’ve rounded up the best hair products and tools for your on-the-go hair needs, whether you’re traveling or just out for the day, without ever having to cut any corners.
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This wireless, battery-operated 1-inch curling iron allows you to style wherever you see fit. Its lithium battery delivers 30 minutes of constant heating when fully charged (and allows you to control the temperature) while the ceramic barrel retains moisture, creating sleek and smooth styles. It’s perfect for curling iron and wand lovers alike—the clamp is so small that you can use it if you want to keep your hair in place, but is small enough to ignore it all together for a classic wand-wave look instead.
amika Movos Wireless Styler ($150)
Ideal for both touch-ups and styling your whole head of hair, this wireless, titanium styler from amika delivers maximum results in a portable tool that is easily chargeable in its docking station. Its adjustable temperature range goes up to 400 degrees while its 1-inch titanium plate glides smoothly and effortlessly across hair, locking in moisture and avoiding frizz.
Although new products allow us to cut styling time in half, sometimes the last thing we want to do when we’re on vacation is stress over our hair. That’s where this hair cream comes in—it’s designed to create the perfect air-dried style by enhancing your hair’s natural texture and keeping it soft and hydrated without even touching a hot tool.
Your blowdryer is no longer the largest, heaviest tool to pack. This ultra-light dryer weighs under a pound and features three adjustable heat and speed settings to dry hair in under 10 minutes. Plus, it is much flatter and easier to stow than most of its counterparts and comes with a sleek carrying pouch to make packing it a breeze.
Tahitian monoi oil works to restore and moisturize hair in
these easy to use, single-use packs perfect for on-the-go styling. Try applying
to damp hair and leaving your hair in a luxe braid while running errands or
catching a flight for a simple, yet effective, treatment that leaves locks smelling luscious.
The perfect size for any purse or bag, this super effective travel brush removes knots and contains a removable brush cover that will keep all the gunk we find at the bottom of our purses out of our hair.
With a heat-up time of under three minutes, this flat-iron can be used with or without its cord, meaning you can use it as your main straightener at home, while also using it cordless for touchups when you’re on-the-go. Plus, its modern dock is cute enough to keep on display on your vanity at home while keeping it out of the way simultaneously.